June 9, 2016

Tennessee Gets a Place at the Table with Newest Element

One of the newest members of the periodic table will likely have a familiar sound to it, even if the spelling might be a bit off: Tennessine. Proposed as a nod to researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and UT who helped confirm its existence, element 117 would be only the second to be named for a state. Since the name Tennessee has its origins in the name of the Cherokee village of Tanasi, it also becomes the first element with Native American roots. Read more...

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Mark Whorton Named UT Space Institute Executive Director
Mark Whorton has been named the new executive director of the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma. He will begin on July 18. Whorton currently is the chief technologist of Teledyne Brown Engineering in Huntsville, Alabama, and president of Teledyne Optech Inc. in Kiln, Mississippi. Read more...
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Tennessee Athletics Releases Economic Impact Report

Tennessee Athletics generates $463.9 million annually in overall economic impact for the state and $618.3 million for Knox County, according to a recent report issued by Tripp Umbach. Tennessee Athletics supports 4,456 and 6,500 total jobs in the state and Knox County, respectively, and visitor spending for football home games contributes $294.1 million to the state economy and $292.1 million to the local economy. Read more...

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McClung Museum Hosts Dinosaur-Related Family Programs

The public is invited to join the McClung Museum for free dinosaur-related family fun this month. "In the Land of the Dinosaurs" Family Fun Day, to be held 1:00–4:00 p.m. Saturday, will feature activities, crafts and tours of the exhibition Dino Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas. Read more...

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Reed Is Quest Scholar of the Week
Julie Reed, assistant professor of history, recently had her book Serving the Nation: Cherokee Sovereignty and Social Welfare, 1800-1907 published by the University of Oklahoma Press in its New Directions in Native American Studies series. Quest, the campus's comprehensive research initiative, has selected Reed as its Scholar of the Week. Read more...
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Celebrating Service and Excellence: Awards and Recognition Programs
The efforts and talents of UT's faculty and staff keep the university going, and when they give their best, they make the university excellent. Celebrating employees and their individual successes shows how each of us contributes to the success of the university as a whole. Learn about ways the university recognizes outstanding faculty and staff. Read more...
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In Memoriam: Dwayne Savage
Dwayne Savage, who served as professor and head of the Department of Microbiology, passed away May 17. He was 81. A distinguished intestinal microbiologist, he dedicated his career to physiological and molecular-based systematic studies of the commensal microbiota. Read more...
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Smokey's Closet Provides Clothes for Job Interviews

The Center for Career Development and Student Government Association are teaming up to provide professional clothing for students to wear to job interviews and career fairs. Smokey's Closet is collecting gently used or new professional clothing through August 12. Read more...

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RecSports Field Complex Receives NIRSA Outstanding Outdoor Sports Facilities Award

UT’s RecSports Field Complex at Sutherland Avenue has received the award for Outstanding Outdoor Sports Facilities from NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation. This award recognizes newly constructed, renovated, or expanded outdoor sports facilities at NIRSA member institutions. Read more...

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Announcements
Spring Dean's List Now Posted Online Read more...
In Case You Missed It: Discounts for Faculty and Staff Read more...
Visit the EHS Website for National Safety Month Resources Read more...

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Events
SharePoint Documents (Creating, Editing, Sharing and Co-authoring), 1:30–3:30 p.m. Friday Read more...
The Pirates of Penzance, 7:30 p.m. Friday Read more...
Voltango Summer Series, 7:00–9:00 p.m. Mondays, June 13-June 27 Read more...

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Chance Meeting Leads to Professional Debut

When one of his professors recommended him for the drummer at the Jazz Trombone Institute summer camp in Brevard, North Carolina, Luther Allison, a junior jazz student in UT's School of Music, never imagined the doors that would open for him. Read more...

Overall Graduate Programs Rise in the Ranks

Several of UT's overall graduate programs surged ahead in the 2017 U.S. News rankings and are now Top 25 programs. The Master of Fine Arts in the School of Art is fiteenth, the College of Nursing's master's program is now twenty-fifth, and the College of Social Work's program climbed three spots to be ranked nineteenth. Read more...

 
 
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